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Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to (I.E. BAIL OUT) ACA insurers

The administration's efforts reflect the partisan thorns that still surround the sprawling law a half-dozen years after its passage. The payouts that officials want to salvage were part of an ACA strategy to help the marketplaces flourish early on. But Republican opponents in Congress branded them an insurance industry "bailout" and restricted the use of HHS funds. A settlement probably would rely on Treasury's Judgment Fund, a 1950s creation that is allowed as much money as it needs to satisfy valid claims against the government.
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